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Form Meets Function

Grades 9 through 12

Social Studies, Art

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will understand and explain some of the distinct ecosystems and natural features of Great Basin National Park.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • People, Places and Environments


  • Content Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
  • Students evaluate and defend the validity of sources for content and the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used in the students' works and in significant works by others.
Great Basin National Park quarter image
Great Basin National
Park Quarter

The Department of the Treasury Seal